Kalie Shorr showcases the genre-bending direction of her upcoming album with the premiere of her new music video, “Lullaby,” on Refinery29’s The Drop. This new video and song displays Shorr’s unique style and personal tenacity adding a whimsical take on a serious subject. She will release her debut full-length album Open Book on September 27. The song, “Lullaby” was written by Shorr with Robyn Collins and Will Stone, co-produced with Skip Black and is available here along with the video.
Refinery29 revealed that Shorr’s “Lullaby” video found “visual inspiration in a 90’s photoshoot for Hole, and skateboarding with her girlfriends.” Says Shorr, “the song is pretty serious, so it’s nice to have fun shooting the video for it because it was emotional. I was with friends who knew the story of the breakup that inspired the song [and] I think the metaphor of putting it to bed translated into the song and [the music video] is representative of that.”
“Kalie Shorr is leading the women of Nashville in the fight against their second-class status at country radio.” – Courtney Smith, Refinery29
Further, Shorr’s new song continues to garner high praise from critics throughout the country music community:
“Kalie Shorr has gone full Liz Phair with her new single, ‘Lullaby.’ The hurt, the anger and the slow-growing comfort with electric guitar come together for this pop-rock inspired country power anthem.” – Billy Dukes, Taste of Country
“Kalie Shorr’s new single ‘Lullaby’ could have been a song on Alanis Morissette’s classic 1995 album Jagged Little Pill if the Canadian-born rock artist had instead found her way to Nashville.” – Angela Stefano, The Boot
Shorr’s debut full-length LP, Open Book, is available to pre-save on Spotify now here. She will make numerous appearances in the coming month including the Grand Ole Opry on September 28, the YWCA SHIFT Conference and with select dates opening for LeAnn Rimes, including September 8 in Prescott, Ariz.
About Kalie Shorr
Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM “Highway Find” and was spotlighted by Spotify, Apple Music, CMT, Radio Disney Country, Taste of Country, and even Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to positive reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. Named a CMT Next Women of Country and a “Top 10 Country Artists To Watch In 2018” by the Huffington Post, Kalie released her last EP Awake to critical acclaim and toured with Sara Evans and RaeLynn on the CMT Next Women of Country Tour. On March 31, 2018, Kalie fulfilled a life-long dream when she made her Grand Ole Opry debut calling it “one of the most emotional experiences of my life” and has since gone on to play the Opry 14 times. In late 2018, she headlined the Walmart/Pepsi “Road to the CMA Awards” Tour raising awareness for the 52nd annual CMA Awards telecast. And in November, Radio Disney Country launched a daily radio series called “Let The Girls Play” hosted by Kalie and fellow Song Suffragette Savannah Keyes. Kalie’s message of female empowerment has led to praise for her “social advocacy” [NPR] and let to features on PBS NewsHour, NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “On Point” in addition to ELLE Magazine. Kalie’s first-ever full-length album, Open Book, is set to release on September 27 with single releases preceding.